Pandemic health measures helped reduce Australian deaths in 2020, study finds

Public health measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic led to a drop in overall Australian deaths in 2020, including from the coronavirus, a new study from the University of Sydney has revealed. The research found there were fewer than expected deaths in 2020 compared to 2015-2019, even accounting for deaths from COVID, suggesting […]

ANMF (Vic Branch) welcomes paid sick leave for casual workers

The Victorian Government’s innovative paid sick leave trial for casual and insecure workers, including personal care workers employed in private aged care, will strengthen the sector’s ability to protect vulnerable residents from illness, according to the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (Victorian Branch). Yesterday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews announced Australia’s first paid sick leave scheme […]